Lake Coleridge 100-years of power

One of the biggest gathering of traction engines seen for some time that gathered to mark their contribution 100 years ago to the building of the Lake Coleridge Hydroelectric Power Station.

Go here to see photos and more detail of the event.

New video and photographic material illustrating the current trucking fleet are continually being added to these pages.

I specialise in capturing the seldom seen side of the industry, such as the Fulton Hogan SLT Heavy Haul clip below.

If you've got a special shift, or back-country haul that deserves to be recorded for posterity - click here to contact me.  

Click here to see more of this shift.


I'm on a mission to save as much old 8mm and 16mm footage pertaining to our industry as I can.

What we save will be uploaded to this site, for the industry to see. It's expensive to convert film-stock to digital, however - it needs to be done before more valuable history ends up in the tip.

The same applies to old photos. Click on the Photos-early menu at the the top of the page to see the genesis of where I want to go with this. Again - I just want to save this material from the dump, and create an archive that everyone can contribute to and search.

The managing director of Road Metals (formerly North Otago Road Metals (NORM)), Murray Francis,  shot this material when he was driving - and its a great example of what I want to save and have displayed for the industry to view.

The big picture...

From now on, I'm scaling back my involvement with the print media and writing for trucking magazines in order to concentrate more on videoing the industry - and making mini-documentaries about the people, the equipment and the environment our industry works in as time and resources allow.

I've already got a body of work built up from the TRUCK FILES series of dvds, most of which is on show in this site.

Click on the 'Back Country' menu tab to see some of the chapters or material pertaining to some of our unique operating environments.

About - a show reel

Videos and Pix from the VAULT...

Back in time....

Something for you guys that appreciate the sound of hard working 'Jimmy' or old Cummins and like trucks from the sixties and seventies.

This clip is an assemblage of all the trucks that were on the run to commemorate one of the earliest Kenworth's to work in New Zealand - Steptoe, which has been restored and is now owned by Ian Storey.

Historic Mack Attack...

For those who prefer Mack gear - here is a short compilation of Macks caught at work around New Zealand starting with Road Metal's Murray Francis recording their Macks at work during the think-big era through to Vern Higgins mighty Titan at work in the Kaingaroa.

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Allied Petroleum has expanded its fuel stop network after opening a purpose built truck stop in Taupo.

Located at 220 Rakaunui Road, the facility is conveniently positioned just off the SH1 Taupo bypass.



Rural Transport of Ashurton had their new facility opened by Gerry Brownlee on Aug 1st..

Hear what he had to say, and a tour of the yard here.

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